The objective of WestREAP (Westland Rural Education Activities Programme Incorporated Society) is to identify gaps in the provision of education for rural communities for all ages, and develop strategies to fill those gaps, either through REAP programmes or in collaboration with others.
WestREAP has been operating for over 35 years providing educational pathways to local communities across the Westland and Grey districts, from Jackson Bay in the south, to Punakaiki in the north and east to Otira. WestREAP promotes community development, integrating education and the provision of information with activities in other sectors including health, social services, community organisations, Poutini Ngāi Tahu hapū and rūnanga and local government. WestREAP has recently supported the establishment of Te Hono o Ngā Waka, a kaupapa Māori social service agency for Te Tai o Poutini. WestREAP can act as an independent initiator and facilitator of community change.
Nurturing relationships, looking after people and caring about others well-being with integrity
Connecting to those that are hard to reach geographically, socially and economically through learning opportunities
Creating a space of belonging and aroha for all those in our community
Supporting and enabling people to increase self-confidence by gaining new skills leading to greater autonomy
Adaptable and positive in meeting community needs
He tōtara wāhi rua, he kai nā te ahi!
If we are not united we will not achieve, there is strength in unity!
Team Leader Schools and Youth
Team Leader Early Childhood Education
Adult & Community Programme Organiser
Early Learning Facilitator - Westland
Early Learning Facilitator - Grey
Customer Service Officer
Youth Services Facilitator-Westland
Youth Services Facilitator - Grey
Early Learning Facilitator - Haast
Ngaa Toki Ako/Alternative Education Lead Facilitator
Playgroup Co-ordinator - Cobden Playgroup
Driver Licencing Coordinator
Creative Spaces & Art4Me Coordinator
WCDRS Information Consultant -
WCDRS Information Consultant - Buller
Early Learning Facilitator - South Westland
Deputy Board Chair
Koru Club Supported Learner Programme Facilitator
Ngaa Toki Ako/Alternative Education Co-Facilitator